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Panel Passes Pill Mill Bill Without Key Proposal

A modified bill designed to crack down on pill mills and ‘doctor shopping’ in the state passed a House panel on Tuesday with an important key proposal left off.

CBS4–04/09/2013

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Miami Man To Be Charged In $80M Prescription Drug Theft

$80 million will buy several Picasso paintings, dozens of mansions, or several hundred sports cars. Or it will buy a lot of prescription drugs.

02/23/2013

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Fla. Officials: Pill Mills Fleeing For Ga., So We’re Winning

The state’s crackdown on pill mill operations has led to the same types of clinics popping up in Georgia. The presence of painkillers and prescription drugs in the deceased declined in Florida last year, prompting state officials to declare victory.

CBS4–12/27/2012

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So-Called “Viagra For The Brain” Used To Provide Extra Energy Boost

A narcolepsy drug, dubbed the “Viagra for the brain”, is being used by some people to increase their brain function.

CBS Miami–11/22/2012

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Four More Arrested In South Florida Pill Mill Investigation

Three Miami-Dade men and a woman are the latest people to be charged by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in connection with a statewide pill mill investigation.

CBS4–11/19/2012

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Operation Medicine Cabinet Aims To Lower Drug Problems

While some residents might have missed out on spring cleaning, the Broward Sheriff’s Office gave residents a second chance on Saturday with Operation Medicine Cabinet.

CBS Miami–07/14/2012

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MDPD Officer Accused Of Lying To Obtain Prescription Meds

A 20 year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police department was arrested by his colleagues after investigators say he lied to a doctor to fraudulently obtain a prescription.

CBS4–06/23/2012

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Experimental Drug Use Among Fla. Teens Drops

Florida teenagers aren’t experimenting with drugs as much as they have in the past.

CBS4–02/09/2012

Prescription Pills

CVS Won’t Fill Some Doctors’ Pain Prescriptions

The CVS pharmacy chain has fired the latest shot in Florida’s pain pill epidemic.

CBS4–11/30/2011

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Dump Old Rx Pills At Drug Take-Back Event

It’s time to clean out those medicine cabinets of prescription drugs that you no longer use or are expired. Saturday is Florida’s Second Annual Statewide Drug Take-Back Event where you can give your old and unused prescription drugs to authorities for disposal.

CBS4–08/26/2011

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